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Free Pongal Bag to Ration Card Holders in Tamil Nadu

Tamil_Nadu_Government Tamil Nadu government has started distributing free Pongal bag (pai in Tamil) to all ration card holders in Tamil Nadu. This is to prepare Sakkarai Pongal and celebrate Pongal on 15.01.2011.

  • Each bag contains
    • raw rice (500 gm)
    • jaggery (500 gm)
    • green gram split (100 gm)
    • cashew nut (10 gm)
    • raisin (5 gm)
    • cardamom (5 gm)
  • as per the government press release no 1157 (in Tamil), the distribution is open from 01.01.2011 to 14.01.2011 including Sundays.

Here are the photographs.

Pongal bag (pai).


Contents of Pongal bag (pai).


Read more from The Hindu.

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  • Indira January 9, 2011, 7:41 pm

    The best sweet in the world is homemade sweet pongal.
    It’s really sweet of the government to do something good for the people’s spirit.
    Thanks for sharing the news and photos. Love your blog and traditional recipes you write.

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